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Community Development Department

Chris Haese: Director of Community Development & Assessments

211 Walnut St. Neenah, P.O. Box 426, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6125 Fax: 920-886-6129 Email:

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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To serve as the catalyst to a vibrant, growing community

The Department of Community Development and Assessments is responsible for  Local Economic Development, Long Range Planning, Real Estate and Personal Property Assessments, Building Inspections, Weights and Measures, Grants Administration, and Land Use Regulation (Zoning).

Latest News

S. Commercial Street Commercial Building Exterior Improvement Grant

The City has expanded facade improvement program to the S. Commercial Street district which is generally located between Cecil Street on the north and Alcott Drive on the south.  Matching grants up to $10,000 are available to eligible commercial properties in the S. Commercial Street district.  For more information click here.

2020 Department Annual Report

The City of Neenah Community Development Department remained busy in 2020.  Check out the accomplishments of the Department by clicking on the following link:

2020 Department Report

Redevelopment Plan Area No. 4 – South Commercial Street

For more information on the proposed Redevelopment Plan, please click on the following link:

Redevelopment Plan Area No. 4 – South Commercial Street – DRAFT


Neenah Businesses.  Please click on the links below to find information and resources to help your business in these difficult times.  If you need help navigating these resources or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Haese ( or Brad Schmidt (


Click here for more information on Neenah’s Opportunity Zone.

Web-Based Historic Sanborn Map Application

Take a look at Historic Neenah with this web-based mapping application of historic Sanborn maps dating from 1884 to 1913.  Sanborn maps were created as a means for assessing fire insurance risk in urban areas.  These maps provide great detail on the use of buildings and land during the early beginnings of Neenah.


Housing Affordability Report
New Housing Fee Report


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